Echola Systems intros 380V DC smart power distribution units for green data centers

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Greentech Lead America: Echola Systems has extended its line of smart power distribution products with a new 380V Direct Current (DC) smart-switched Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for green data centers.

Echola Systems’ DC series, SPDU-D3xx, PDU leverages its patent pending shared hybrid relay switching technology to switch high voltage DC power safely. It also facilitates safe installation of equipment by switching outlets to off at the time of installation, thus preventing contact-arcing issues.

Like other Echola Systems’ AC PDUs, DC PDUs also support energy monitoring through Web, SNMP and Telnet/SSH interfaces.

The 380V DC power distribution has a lower total cost of ownership compared to a 3-phase AC power distribution because DC distribution is more efficient, more reliable, and requires less space, less cooling, less copper, no load balancing, and lower equipment cost, Echola Systems said.

The SPDU-D3xx series PDU production will start in Q4 this year. The DC PDU will be available in vertical (Zero U) as well as horizontal (1U) rackmount form factors, with ratings ranging from 7.6 kW to 22.8 kW.

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